Taking some travel tips before traveling to a new country is always a good idea. Here are some tips that might be useful for you before you start your new journey in France.
1 - Visa
For EU Passport holders, you can easily travel to France without getting a visa and you can stay up to 90 days in the country. It is also the same case for the US Passport holders. You can travel to France without needing a visa for up to 90 days. The only thing you need to make sure of is that your passport is valid for another 3 months after your departure.
2 - Electricity and Plugs
France uses the European Plugs which are two round pins also known as the Type C Plugs. If you are traveling within Europe, you will not need a converter to use your electronic devices.
3 - Health Insurance
Healthcare is free for French Citizens, but as a traveler, you will need to get health insurance while you are in France just in case. If you don’t have travel insurance, then it is pretty much likely that you will pay too much at private hospitals. If you travel with JoinMyTrip, we also cover your Health Insurance if you are a German or an Austrian Resident! Click Here to find out more about it!
4 - What You Should Pack
Depending on when you travel to France, you will need to get an idea of what you should pack. If you are traveling in the winter months, you will need to get thick clothes to make sure you are not cold. It’s also wise to get an umbrella and a raincoat just in case. If you are visiting France during the summer or spring months, then it is best to pack light clothes, slippers, and sunscreen!
5 - Language
The official language spoken in France is French. In big cities, you will likely find some people speaking in English because of the tourism, but it is always nice to learn a few phrases and it will be greatly appreciated.